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Molecular Biotechnology is a growing field within Life science that combines applications from e.g. molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry and immunology, in order to generate products and services within the area of medicine, agriculture and food.
At the University of Skövde, we offer a one-year Master programme in Molecular Biotechnology were you will use laboratory and computer-based techniques to study and modify genes and proteins. The techniques can be applied within the fields of human and animal health, agriculture and food industry to e.g. identify diseases and genetically engineer plants, cells and animals. In the programme you will also study the structure of genes and proteins as well as the understanding of their function and regulation
After completed studies
After completing the program you can for example work in pharmaceutical companies, in the food industry or at hospitals. You can also continue with PhD studies or other kind of research at governmental and private research laboratories. Students with a Master Degree in Molecular Biology have got excellent comments and references from the laboratories where they realized their master project works. Most of these students got international PhD-student positions or other jobs soon after finishing their project work. A survey of programme alumni (former students with a degree in Molecular biology) shows that about 80% have a job related to their education. Of these, over 75% got their job within a year after their graduation.
The programme involves in-depth research oriented studies in the areas of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Independent laboratory work is a prominent part of the studies. During the first semester of the Master programme you will study advanced courses in biotechnology, molecular biology, biostatistics and bioinformatics and their applications in biotechnology. Advanced laboratory facilities are employed for DNA and protein analyses such as PCR amplification, site-directed mutagenesis, cloning, and protein expression. Computational resources are also used for molecular biological and bioinformatic analysis and database searching.
The programme is concluded with a master degree project work (30 ECTS credits) in the last semester. During the project work, you will expand your theoretical and laboratory knowledge and solve a relevant research problem in Molecular Biology. The project work is performed individually under the direction of supervisors qualified in the field.
The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a Master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about thescholarships they provide.1. UHR Scholarships
The University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a master's programme at the University. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of 31,250 SEK per semester (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee when you receive your invoice. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester. 2. HS Scholarships
The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students attending a master's programme at the University who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships consist of tuition fee waivers of 25,000 SEK per semester, and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.Conditions: Both UHR and HS Scholarships can be extended to a subsequent academic semester provided that the students study results are satisfactory. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merit. The scholarships can only be awarded to tuition-paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fee yourself, and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden.How to apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde
First apply for one of studies at the University via University Admissions. You must apply for one of our masters programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions. Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde by filling in the online scholarship application form available on this webpage. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you received from the University Admissions website.3.Other types of scholarships for international students
* Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
* Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
* Ciência sem Fronteiras - Science without Borders
* Erasmus Mundus Lamenitec Network